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[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#884592: Bug#884592: fonts-fantasque-sans: variants use the same name, making them unusable in most programs

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> writes:

> Package: fonts-fantasque-sans
> Version: 1.7.2~alpha.3~dfsg-1
> Severity: normal
> Hi!
> It's great to see variants (such as sane 'k') included.
> However, if you try to access them with a typical GUI program, fonts with
> the exact same name+style combination are merged together.  This is done to
> hide redundant copies (such as OTF vs TTF), but in this case the variants
> are inaccessible.
> Thus, we'd need to rename them somehow.

I was thinking of the same while packing it but then thought of letting
it in and get feedback :-).

So yes there are 2 possibilities

1. Ship one variant in the fontconfig path and rest variants are placed
   under /usr/share/fantasque-sans and mention this in NEWS and

2. Provide different variants as part of fonts-fantasque-sans-[variant]

1 is bit ugly as user needs to put right variant into their fontconfig
path. 2nd one is elegant but then we some how need to handle the
transition. Question will be what will fonts-fantasque-sans meta package
will depend on :-).

Let me know your thoughts.


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